Zillig W, Holz I, Klenk H-P, Trent J, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Imsel E, Haas B. Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:62-70.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 24. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:136-137.
validly published under the ICNP
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Tbermococcaceae"; "Themococcaceae".
The authority of the taxon name (Zillig) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Zillig et al.).
The name Thermococcaceae must be attributed to Zillig 1988 (in Zillig, Holz, Klenk, Trent, Wunderl, Janekovic, Imsel and Hass 1987) not to Zillig et al. 1988 as cited in Validation List no. 24.Publication:
Zillig W, Reysenbach AL. Family I. Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988, 136VP (Effective publication Zillig in Zillig, Holz, Klenk, Trent, Wunderl, Janekovic, Imsel and Hass 1987, 69). In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 341-342.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3 Total number of child taxa: 3